By Letter to the Editor on April 26, 2018.
Our outspoken ex-prime minister Stephen Harper has hit the news channels again, but this time with European connotations that I’m afraid that he is not very conversant with.
After the very harmful legacy of his inviting the rich of the world to come to Canada to invest on a five-year tax-free basis when he was our prime minister, it is still punishing and being paid for by the residents of Vancouver and Toronto in rental costs. Just today’s news showed that apartment rentals are over $1,000 per month. Yes, that is still part of Harper’s legacy!
Now he is congratulating an almost neo-Nazi, controversial political leader Viktor Orban of Hungary. I know Hungary is my birth country of almost 100 years ago, and I was just conversing with my sister in Hungary about the election of that president.
Now the great world politician Harper is making commentaries on international politics, just to be heard?
It seems that some ex-politicians haven’t learned how to keep their feet from out of their mouths and just want the attention.
Referring to the effects of that Harper tax-free offer, all three levels of government – federal provincial and municipal – have suffered immensely for years from that policy and have had to continuously adjust their taxation modes to operate their cities and communities.
One wonders if the man in question will ever own up to his disastrous legacy with his ongoing oratories.
Frank J. Toth
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